Family and friends picnicking with great views over Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra, The

See the forest for the trees at the National Arboretum Canberra, with its 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. Walk, drive, cycle or even horse-ride around the 250 hectare site. You’ll be struck by the range of botanical beauty, including the living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, outdoor sculptures, Pod Playground, a café and shop, as well as picnic areas boasting some of Canberra's most spectacular views.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Village Centre: Daily 9am - 4pm. Grounds: Daily 6am - 8.30pm during daylight savings or 7am – 5.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Weston on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

relaxation

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this beautiful place will only get better and better as the flora grows and it develops into what I can only imagine will be an exquisite venue for walking, picnicking and just relaxing with great...

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A truly visionary project, looking forward to see it grow

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100 types of trees mass planted on the hills west of Lake Burley Griffin, providing great views of the city. The visitors centre is architecturally fantastic, and the bonsai exhibition a particular...

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Lovely spot for food, play, and science

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The best view in Canberra for a meal, cuppa , special children's playground or just a walk or drive around all the fascinating species of trees they have. The bonsai is a favourite with many, and is...

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ADDRESS

Forest Drive (off Tuggeranong Parkway), Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2611

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